GPO Named Most Valuable Employer During Covid-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has been named a winner of the Stevie® Awards for Great Employers. GPO won a Silver Stevie® Award for Most Valuable Employer in the COVID-19 Response category for GPOSAFE, a plan for working in the era of COVID-19 and beyond. The Stevie® Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers who help to create and drive great places to work.

“This honor is a testament to the work we have done during the coronavirus pandemic to make employee health and safety our top priority while continuing our 159-year-old mission Keeping America Informed,” said GPO Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern. “It was important to us to have a plan to keep our teammates safe, informed, and paid during the pandemic. During what was perhaps the greatest disruption to agency operations since the Civil War, GPO teammates continued providing customer service to Congress, the White House, and Federal agencies.”

More than 700 nominations from organizations of all sizes were submitted for consideration in a wide range of categories. GPO competed with companies such as Aflac, Consumer Reports, and IBM for Most Valuable Employer.

About GPO

GPO is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through and partnerships with approximately 1,100 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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